What Are You Wearing? A Little Bit Sporty and a Product Review

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Very.co.uk and asked if I would like some free clothes.

To be honest, that probably comes a close second to asking me if I want free beer. I’d never looked at the site before, as I rarely shop on catalogue sites or the High Street, so I had a quick look, liked the selection available, and said yes.

I had recently watched an episode of Poirot where someone wore a cardigan with 2 big bows on the front as a top with a pencil skirt and I had the urge to replicate the look in a 1930s kind of way. (She later turned out to be the murderer, should I be taking style tips from murderers?)

So, after much deliberation, I chose a pair of white keds and a nautical cardigan.

The bits arrived at the weekend, so today I got to try out my look.

A bit of a product review. The reason I agreed to Very’s offer is that I think their website is fantastic. They have a massive choice, prices seemed reasonable, and, the deciding factor, they offer a customer review function on each item.

The Keds are amazing, comfortable and they look great. I ordered a size 5, despite normally taking a 6, because Very’s customer review function contained lots of reviews saying they ran big and to order a smaller size.

The cardigan, however, isn’t great. If I’d spent £25 of my own money on it it would be going straight back. It looks very pretty, but the material is so thin that it pulls out of shape in about 10 seconds. You can probably see it’s already gaping around the buttons slightly and I suspect that a couple of washes will relegate it to a shapeless mass, which is pretty poor for £25. That said, I was fully warned by the customer reviews under the item that it was terrible material, so I have only myself to blame.

❤ Cardigan - Love Label ❤ Pencil Skirt - Vintage ❤ Shoes - Keds ❤

I adore this pencil skirt, though it’s actually a little small right now, so a bit of self denial is in order till it fits properly. It has the most gorgeous pleating detail at the hip, though it’s sadly not that clear in the pictures. Stupid camera.

I also, in keeping with the 1930s inspiration, had a quick go at finger waving my hair this morning.

A bit of setting lotion, a few kirby grips and a blast with a hair dryer and I was actually very pleased with the result! It’s at least worth having another try with a bit more time and leaving it to dry properly. (I did attempt a kind of wan 30s film star, eyes closed look there, but I might just look like I’m having a nap)

What do you think? Are Finger waves worth trying again?

What Are You Wearing? A Little Bit Sporty and a Product Review

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Very.co.uk and asked if I would like some free clothes.

To be honest, that probably comes a close second to asking me if I want free beer. I’d never looked at the site before, as I rarely shop on catalogue sites or the High Street, so I had a quick look, liked the selection available, and said yes.

I had recently watched an episode of Poirot where someone wore a cardigan with 2 big bows on the front as a top with a pencil skirt and I had the urge to replicate the look in a 1930s kind of way. (She later turned out to be the murderer, should I be taking style tips from murderers?)

So, after much deliberation, I chose a pair of white keds and a nautical cardigan.

The bits arrived at the weekend, so today I got to try out my look.

A bit of a product review. The reason I agreed to Very’s offer is that I think their website is fantastic. They have a massive choice, prices seemed reasonable, and, the deciding factor, they offer a customer review function on each item.

The Keds are amazing, comfortable and they look great. I ordered a size 5, despite normally taking a 6, because Very’s customer review function contained lots of reviews saying they ran big and to order a smaller size.

The cardigan, however, isn’t great. If I’d spent £25 of my own money on it it would be going straight back. It looks very pretty, but the material is so thin that it pulls out of shape in about 10 seconds. You can probably see it’s already gaping around the buttons slightly and I suspect that a couple of washes will relegate it to a shapeless mass, which is pretty poor for £25. That said, I was fully warned by the customer reviews under the item that it was terrible material, so I have only myself to blame.

❤ Cardigan - Love Label ❤ Pencil Skirt - Vintage ❤ Shoes - Keds ❤

I adore this pencil skirt, though it’s actually a little small right now, so a bit of self denial is in order till it fits properly. It has the most gorgeous pleating detail at the hip, though it’s sadly not that clear in the pictures. Stupid camera.

I also, in keeping with the 1930s inspiration, had a quick go at finger waving my hair this morning.

A bit of setting lotion, a few kirby grips and a blast with a hair dryer and I was actually very pleased with the result! It’s at least worth having another try with a bit more time and leaving it to dry properly. (I did attempt a kind of wan 30s film star, eyes closed look there, but I might just look like I’m having a nap)

What do you think? Are Finger waves worth trying again?